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seatpost with a shim...(4 posts)

seatpost with a shim...funknuggets
Jan 16, 2003 1:18 PM
Anyone ever used a seatpost with a shim if the diameter is too small for your frame, or vice versa? Im just curious if shims cause seatposts to slip more often or creak more... etc. Just your experience.

It's a complete non-issue. Shim without fear.retro
Jan 16, 2003 1:39 PM
I've used them for years with suspension posts on my mountain bike, and on two or three road bikes. You'll never notice it.
re: seatpost with a shim...Tarball
Jan 17, 2003 10:33 AM
I've had a beer can shim on my cross bike for about 4 years & it works great.
re: seatpost with a shim...JimP
Jan 17, 2003 4:03 PM
I am now using a 26.8 shim with a 25.0 USE carbon post. Far, far, better than the 26.8 Easton carbon post I had. No more dents in the surface and I feel a lot more confident that the post wont break.